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Learning Center holds summer Junior Ranger Program

Kids learn about animals and tracking, followed by creating plaster animal track, with help from Mississippi National Park Ranger Erin.1 / 3
Participants learn about birds and their adaptations for their habitats, and head out to observe and identify birds at the Great River Road Learning Center, an Audubon birding site. Mississippi National Park Rangers Rick and Nick lead the birding program.2 / 3
St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Park Rangers Caroline and Elsa lead a program about native plants and later that morning, lead a program in orienteering and tracking. -- Photos by Margaret Smith3 / 3

The Great River Road Learning Center has held its free 2012 summer Junior Ranger Program on Saturday, July 14, 21, and 28 and Aug. 4. The four weekend program is led by National Park Service Rangers and is part of the National Park Service Partner Site relationship with the Great

River Road Learning Center.

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Park Rangers led the two hour programs held on July 14 and 21. St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Rangers led the programs on July 28 and August 4. A graduation ceremony will be held on August 4 as well, with Junior Ranger badges from both National Parks awarded to the participants. For more information about this program for children ages 8-12, contact Margaret Smith, 715-262-0104.